Gina Genovese – Candidate for Governor
Phone number: 908-419-2847
Date of Birth: 04/30/1959
Campaign website: Gina4NJGovernor.com
Social media: Facebook: Gina4NJGovernor
Education: Kent Place High School
Occupation: Owner Gina’s Tennis World
Party affiliation: Reduce Property Taxes
Public/Party service: Former Long Hill Mayor and Committeewoman, Founder and Executive Director of Courage To Connect NJ a non profit non partisan organization that has worked all of NJ since 2009 to reduce administrative structures for property tax reduction
Position on good government initiatives:
- Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? Yes.
- Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting, vote by mail)? Yes.
- Would you support ethics reforms that would require broader disclosure on financial information and the release of income taxes by candidates for public office, as a means for regulating campaigns and limiting corruption? Yes. Also have a strong Inspector General and ELEC (New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission).
- Would you support changing the nominating process for members of state-wide Commissions and Boards to have panels of nonpartisan experts nominate candidates, with full public disclosure of the candidates’ credentials, and to have the legislature vote on the nominations? A mixture of appointments and nominations from a nomination process.
- Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process? Yes. This is extremely important for our democracy.
- Would you support public funding of campaigns for all statewide offices, including the legislature? Public funding of campaigns needs more regulations. For example, every candidate should get matching funding regardless of how much they raised and public funds can only be used for policy and information not for attack ads.
- Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? Yes. This is key to reducing soft corruption.
- Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? Yes.